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Doppelganger -- A tale of supernatural suspense and psychological terror following events in the life of Holly Gooding (Drew Barrymore), who arrives in Los Angeles hoping to escape the nightmare her life has become.


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Release Date:
23 October 1993 (South Korea) See more »
What if your deepest, darkest desire came to life? See more »
A woman moves from NYC to LA after a murder, in which she is implicated. She is followed by what is apparently her evil alter- ego... See more » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Drew Barrymore ... Holly Gooding

George Newbern ... Patrick Highsmith

Dennis Christopher ... Doctor Heller

Leslie Hope ... Elizabeth

Sally Kellerman ... Sister Jan

George Maharis ... Mike Wallace

Peter Dobson ... Rob

Carl Bressler ... Larry Spaulding

Dan Shor ... Stanley White

Jaid Barrymore ... Mrs. Gooding

Stanley DeSantis ... Richard Wolf

Sean Whalen ... Gas Man
Thomas Bosack ... Holly's Father
Sarina C. Grant ... Detective Pouget (as Sarina Grant)
John Cardone ... Handcuffed Man
Irene Olga López ... Night Nurse

Scott Lawrence ... Male Nurse

Danny Trejo ... Hard Hat

Karen Leigh Hopkins ... Psychiatrist #1

Luana Anders ... Ginger

Steven J. Oliver ... Man in Van

Kathy Grable ... Waitress
Don Perry ... Priest
Lee Magnuson ... Homeless Man
Mike Watters ... Officer Mike Watters
Mike Webb ... Officer Webb
Sandra Lee Williams ... Nurse Jenkins
Edward D. Murphy ... Doorman (as Edward Murphy)
Ksenia Prohaska ... Additional voices (voice)
Pamela Anderson ... Additional voices (voice)
Charles Bazaldua ... Additional voices (voice)

Greg Finley ... Additional voices (voice)
Lillian Garrett ... Additional voices (voice)

Javier Grajeda ... Additional voices (voice)

Tina Lifford ... Additional voices (voice)
Paige Pollack ... Additional voices (voice)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Sara Hickman ... Psychiatrist #2

Nicole Hansen ... Crazy Woman in Cafe Victor (uncredited)

Greg Lutz ... EMT #1 (uncredited)

Directed by
Avi Nesher 
Writing credits
Avi Nesher (writer)

Produced by
Donald P. Borchers .... producer
William Christopher Gorog .... executive producer
Original Music by
Jan A.P. Kaczmarek 
Cinematography by
Sven Kirsten 
Film Editing by
Tatiana S. Riegel 
Production Design by
Ivo Cristante 
Art Direction by
Ken Larson 
Set Decoration by
Lisa Monti  (as Lisa Maria Monti)
Costume Design by
Kimberly A. Tillman  (as Kimberly Tillman)
Makeup Department
Howard Berger .... special makeup effects
Robert Kurtzman .... special makeup effects
Greg Nicotero .... special makeup effects (as Gregory Nicotero)
Lori Jean Swanson .... makeup artist
Production Management
Paul Almond .... executive in charge of production
Bruce Wayne Gillies .... unit production manager (as Bruce Gillies)
Guy J. Louthan .... executive in charge of production
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Francis J. Conway .... first assistant director: second unit (as Francis Conway)
Francis J. Conway .... second assistant director (as Francis Conway)
Artist W. Robinson .... first assistant director
Art Department
Curtis Laseter .... construction foreman
Iris Hazel Raluga .... creative designer
Sound Department
Matt Colleran .... sound recordist
Joel Fein .... sound re-recording mixer
Robert R. Rutledge .... sound editor
B. Tennyson Sebastian II .... sound re-recording mixer (as B. Tennyson Sebastian Jr.)
Brian Slack .... ultra stereo consultant
John J. Stephens .... sound re-recording mixer
Don Summer .... sound mixer
Special Effects by
Jason Bakutis .... effects crew: K.N.B. EFX Group
Sandi Berger .... effects crew: K.N.B. EFX Group
John Bisson .... effects crew: K.N.B. EFX Group
Hank Carlson .... effects crew: K.N.B. EFX Group
Michael Deak .... effects crew: K.N.B. EFX Group
Iris Harel .... creature designer
Rob Hinderstein .... effects crew: K.N.B. EFX Group
Garrett Immel .... effects crew: K.N.B. EFX Group
Susan Mallon .... effects coordinator: K.N.B. EFX Group
Vincent Montefusco .... mechanical effects
Ron Pipes .... effects crew: K.N.B. EFX Group (as Ron Pipes II)
Brian Rae .... effects crew: K.N.B. EFX Group
Timothy Ralston .... effects crew: K.N.B. EFX Group (as Tim Ralston)
Chris Robbins .... effects crew: K.N.B. EFX Group (as Christopher Robbins)
David Smith .... effects crew: K.N.B. EFX Group
Mark Tavares .... effects crew: K.N.B. EFX Group
Beecher Tomlinson .... special effects
Melanie Tooker .... effects crew: K.N.B. EFX Group
Wayne Toth .... effects crew: K.N.B. EFX Group
Visual Effects by
David Stump .... effects director of photography
Steve Wright .... digital effects supervisor: Sidley Wright & Assoc.
Diane Wright .... digital visual effects coordinator: Sidley Wright & Associates (uncredited)
Kenny Bates .... stunts
Tom Bergman .... stunts
Janet Brady .... stunts
Nick Brett .... stunts
Steve Picerni .... stunt coordinator
Camera and Electrical Department
Vance Burberry .... photography: second unit
Edward A. Gutentag .... steadicam assistant
Roger Meilink .... best boy electric
Kurt E. Soderling .... assistant camera
Jeff Venditti .... first assistant camera
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Patricia Peppard .... costumer
Editorial Department
Jim Suhy .... first assistant film editor
Music Department
Krzesimir Debski .... conductor
Krzesimir Debski .... orchestrator
Avi Nesher .... music producer
Tatiana S. Riegel .... music editor (as T. S. Riegel)
Greg Townley .... scoring mixer
Other crew
Noam Dromi .... production assistant
Steve Martin .... animal provider
Yael Russcol .... location manager
Danny McBride .... body double (uncredited)
Sara Hickman .... special thanks
Kelly Koskella .... special thanks

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Doppelganger: The Evil Within" - USA (alternative title)
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Rated R for strong violence, and for sexuality and language
104 min
Aspect Ratio:
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Last film of George Maharis.See more »
Miscellaneous: Holly is wearing a white dress when her transformation begins. She splits into two naked creatures. After the creatures "reassemble," the reconstituted Holly is magically wearing her white dress again.See more »
[Elisabeth comments on how fast Patrick had begun sleeping with Holly when a guy comes out of her bedroom]
Patrick Highsmith:What was that you were saying about 6 months of suffering?
Elisabeth:OK, so I'm a slut, you're a slut, who wants coffee?
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5 out of 9 people found the following review useful.
Horrible horror, 9 October 2009
Author: hall895 from New Jersey

Here we have a movie which fails in pretty much every way it is possible for a movie to fail. Terrible script, lousy acting, amateurish directing, laughable special's just an utterly awful movie. Not to mention the fact that when you get to the end you'll realize the whole thing doesn't make a lick of sense. After spending the whole movie wondering what in the world is going on here when things are finally explained you realize the story has been built on a foundation which is ludicrously impossible. In one of those hideous "villain explains the whole movie" sequences we are told that our villain has done something which quite simply can't be done and which makes absolutely no sense whatsoever. Oh, and after that we see that there also appears to be some kind of jell-o monster involved. I'm sure Drew Barrymore would very much like to pretend this movie never happened. If for some ungodly reason you are ever tempted to sit down and watch this movie may I suggest instead taking that time to bang your head against a wall for 104 minutes. That would prove to be a much more pleasurable experience than sitting through this garbage.

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